An international conference on the North Korean nuclear crisis, titled ‘North Korean Nuclear Crisis: Is the End Game in Sight?’, was recently held at the University of Macau (UM). Co-organised by UM’s Institute of Global and Public Affairs, a think tank on South Korea-China affairs, and Jeju Peace Institute, the conference attracted many experts and scholars from China and South Korea. Participants had in-depth discussions on four topics, namely North Korean nuclear crisis and US-China relations, North Korean nuclear crisis and US-South Korea-China relations, North Korean nuclear crisis and China-North Korea relations, as well as North Korean nuclear crisis and China-South Korea relations.
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The University of Macau (UM) English Debating team recently entered the top eight in the English as a second language (ESL) category of the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) 2018, after beating its counterparts from various universities, including the University of Oxford and Tsinghua University. The UM team was the best performing team from China in this year’s competition.
The WUDC is the largest as well as the most competitive and prestigious English debating competition in the world. Held in Mexico, this year’s event attracted 400 teams from more than 300 universities in over 90 countries, including the University of Oxford, Harvard University, Tsinghua University, and Korea University. The debates covered various topics, including international relations, economics, law, science and technology, culture and art, as well as religion and morality.
The UM team is formed Choy Man Kei, a postgraduate student from the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS); and Li Kun, a third-year student from the FSS and Honours College as well as a member of Lui Chi Woo College. Li Jiaqi, a third-year student from the Faculty of Business Administration and a member of Shiu Pong College, served as a judge in the competition.
Dorji Wangchuk, a PhD student from the Department of Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macau (UM), recently received the Top Student Paper Award at the 103rd Annual Convention of the National Communication Association (NCA) held in Dallas, Texas, United States. The award was conferred by the Religious Communication Association (RCA), an affiliate organisation of the NCA.
The award-winning paper, titled ‘Buddhism and its Influence on Communication in Bhutan: Search for the Middle Path in the Age of Social Media’, explores the influence of Buddhism in communication behaviours in the Kingdom of Bhutan. The paper has been recognised for its ‘contribution to the study of religious communication’ by the association.
The Religious Communication Association (RCA) is an academic society founded in 1973 for scholars, teachers, students, clergy, journalists, and others who share an interest in religious speech, rhetoric, media, and performance. The National Communication Association was founded in 1915 with a mission to advance communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communications through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry. Its 103rd annual convention attracted about 4,000 scholars, researchers, and educators from around the globe.
A paper co-written by Prof Chen Huailin and PhD student Xu Min from the University of Macau (UM) Department of Communication recently received a second prize in the outstanding paper category at the China Communication Forum 2017 on November 12. This year’s event attracted 260 experts and scholars from more than 100 universities, research institutes, and publishing companies in the United States, mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. Of the 200 papers presented at the forum, four were written by UM members.